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Data

Discover and download the Earth observation data you need from the broad catalogue of missions the European Space Agency operate and support.

Data Description

ALOS PALSAR products

ALOS PALSAR products are available in following modes: • Fine Beam Single polarisation(FBS), single polarisation (HH or VV) • Fine Beam Double p...

Data Description

Landsat 8 OLI-TIRS European Coverage

European coverage of Landsat 8 data since the beginning of the mission is available on the Landsat 8 portal. Data shown on the portal: Near-real...

Data Description

ALOS PALSAR International Polar Year Antarctica

International Polar Year (IPY), focusing on the north and south polar regions, aimed to investigate the impact of how changes to the ice sheets ...

Data Catalogues

EO CAT

EO CAT is the Next Generation Earth Observation system designed to manage end-user Earth Observation services.

News

Discover the latest news on the European Space Agency's Earth Observation activities. Learn all about new data availability and how ESA's missions are performing.

Operational News

ESA OTF dissemination - Maintenance on 23 July 2020

A software maintenance activity affecting the On-The-Fly (OTF) ESA data dissemination service infrastructure has been planned on 23 July 2020.

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Operational News

How to use ALOS PALSAR On The Fly

The new ALOS PALSAR On-The-Fly processing and dissemination system now allows direct access to ESA’s ALOS PALSAR archive, without the need to interface with ESA’s Order Desk.

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General News

ALOS PALSAR WB1 Collection now available online

Area Observation Mode (Burst Mode 1) collection, which will complete the existing ALOS PALSAR data offer.

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Scientific Highlights

Mapping our global human footprint

The importance of effective city planning and development will be essential in managing urban swells.

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Operational News

Landsat-8 web portal now available on new environment

The Landsat-8 Portal service has been migrated to a new server and is accessible on the previous web address.

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Scientific Highlights

Satellite data allows real-time detection of potential fires

A pilot Fire Detection Service, based on real-time processing of Landsat-8 data being assessed within the framework of ESA's Earthnet Programme.

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Missions

Explore the European Space Agency's Earth Observation satellite missions. Learn all about ESA's dedicated Earth Explorers or collaborations with other agencies through the Third Party Missions programme.

IRS-1C and IRS-1D
Third Party Missions

IRS-1C and IRS-1D

The Indian Remote Sensing satellites IRS-1C and IRS-1D were identical Earth-imaging satellites operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation.

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Landsat Series
Third Party Missions

Landsat Series

The Landsat series is the world's longest running system of satellites for moderate-resolution optical remote sensing for land, coastal areas and shallow waters.

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ACTIVITIES

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ACTIVITY - Quality

EDAP

The ESA Earthnet Data Assessment Pilot (EDAP) project will perform assessments for various missions to ensure the delivered data is fit for purpose. Read more

INSTRUMENTS

Explore the many instruments the European Space Agency use to observe the Earth. ESA offer data from a wide range of optical, radar, atmospheric, altimetric and gravimetric instrumentation.

p-thermal-radiation-detectors

Third Party Missions

Thermal Infra-Red Scanner (TIRS)

TIRS on Landsat 8 is a thermal imager that supplements observations from the OLI instrument.

a-imaging-radars

Third Party Missions

PALSAR

PALSAR was a successor sensor to the synthetic aperture radar on-board JERS-1.

OTHER RESOURCES

Browse through mission documentation and reports, and learn more about European Space Agency Earth Observation projects and opportunities.

DOCUMENT - Product Document

1 June 2020

ALOS-PALSAR-Quality-Disclaimer.pdf

This document provides a quality disclaimer for an ALOS PALSAR IPF failure. Download